Introducing our English Heritage special commissions

Posted April 25, 2018 . Products Special Commissions

As one of the last remaining pewtersmiths in the UK, we’re often approached to produce special commissions and unique pieces in pewter for corporate businesses, sports clubs and other high profile, heritage brands  – especially by those that share our values in craft, tradition and provenance with Made in Sheffield. This is the first in a series of stories shining a spotlight on some of the iconic brands that have chosen Wentworth Pewter to work with them on their special commissions.

Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 12.30.11This includes English Heritage, who we’ve had the privilege to work with for a number of years. English Heritage protects an internationally important collection of historic sites and artefacts that span six millennia. From our works in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, we’re delighted to play our part by producing handcrafted ranges of pewter tankards, hip flasks, cups and goblets featuring some of their most popular designs.

Stonehenge hip flaskHandmade hip flask in pewter from the English Heritage Stonehenge Collection
The Stonehenge CollectionThe Stonehenge Collection is a celebration of this UNESCO world-heritage site. Each goblet, flask, flute and hip flask is engraved with a depiction of one of the awe-inspiring trilithons or Stonehenge stones by artist, Andrew Davidson. You can buy the range online or even better at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, where you can see this extraordinary monument for yourself.

Handmade cup in pewter from the English Heritage Medieval Hunt Collection Handmade lidded tankard in pewter from the English Heritage Medieval Hunt Collection
The Medieval Hunt CollectionWe took inspiration from the ancient drinking vessels used at hunting banquets to create English Heritage’s Medieval Hunt cup, chalice and tankard. Each one features an intricate engraved design of wild boar and other animals bordered by floral motifs. There’s no finer way to serve your wine, mead or a 21st century craft beer.

English Heritage explain:

“Wentworth Pewter are a UK heritage supplier offering a specialised craft. It’s important for us to continue to support a historic trade and support a UK business like theirs.”

We love working with English Heritage to showcase their sites and artifacts as well as our own craft of pewtersmithing, which goes back more than five hundred years.

Contact us to create your special commission

Whether you want our team to design something for you, or you have your own design in mind, we’ll go out of our way to deliver something beautiful and individual to mark your occasion. Contact us at sales@wentworth-pewter.com or on 0114 2447693.